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Tallgrass
by Sandra Dallas

Published: 2007-04-03
Hardcover : 320 pages
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An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions...

During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, ...
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An essential American novel from Sandra Dallas, an unparalleled writer of our history, and our deepest emotions...

During World War II, a family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the interlopers, the strangers.
This is Tallgrass as Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned thirteen and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair. But now the winds of change are coming and, with them, a shift in her perspective. And Rennie will discover secrets that can destroy even the most sacred things.
Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest--and best--parts of the human heart.
 

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  "From a Different Viewpoint"by retiredreaderNE (see profile) 07/24/13

Once again Sandra Dallas has crafted an entertaining story populated with complex characters. It is refreshing to read about a Japanese internment camp from the perspective of the citizens of the small... (read more)

 
  "Tallgrass"by Wanda (see profile) 06/12/13

 
  "Tallgrass"by DianeMelanie (see profile) 03/08/11

This is the second book I have read about the Japanese living in The United States during WWII and I was taken aback on how they were treated during this time of crisis. Moved into camps and treated as... (read more)

 
  "Tall Grass"by lab (see profile) 11/19/09

This was a good book. The main character telling the story is 13 and how she deals with the difficult situation she and her family are in during the war is interesting.

 
  "WW II/Japanese Camps"by dmc1230 (see profile) 03/28/09

I like Sandra Dallas a lot and enjoy her characters. This was a quick read and, while I liked the book a great deal, I found some of the characters to be too stereotypical. The story is told from the... (read more)

 
  "A good mystery--an enjoyable read"by dogdmc49 (see profile) 03/05/09

Really liked the characters and the storyline in this book. Felt sorry for the Japanese and what we put them through during this time.

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